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      Treatment of Massive Hemorrhage after Renal Biopsy with Percutaneous Arterial Obliteration

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          Severe perirenal hemorrhage is a major, although rare, postbiopsy complication. We report a case of a 48-year-old man with a postbiopsy massive bleeding from a ramification of the renal artery supplying the lower pole of the left kidney. Treatment consisted of complete obliteration of the bleeding vessel by helding a percutaneous catether in wedge position during a renal arteriographyc study. Our case shows that percutaneous arterial obliteration is a successful procedure in treating postbiopsy renal hemorrhage, representing an effective alternative to surgical therapy.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1988
          1988
          09 December 2008
          : 50
          : 4
          : 376-377
          Affiliations
          Departments of aNephrology and bRadiology, Second Faculty of Medicine, Naples, Italy
          Article
          185207 Nephron 1988;50:376–377
          10.1159/000185207
          3237279
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Pages: 2
          Categories
          Case Report

          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Percutaneous arterial obliteration, Hemorrhage, Renal biopsy

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